Short-sightedness

YOUR DISTANCE VISION IS BLURRED

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SHORT-SIGHTEDNESS EXPLAINED

In these toggles we explain what you need to know about short-sightedness

Short-sightedness, or myopia, is common in the general population.

This visual error means that the eye is naturally focused to see a short distance in front of the face, but distance vision is blurred and requires the use of glasses or contact lenses.

Watch this video on Myopia (short-sightedness)

Myopia occurs when the eye is too long, and so light is focused in front of the retina.

Cataract can cause increasing myopia as the cataract develops, and this can lead to imbalance between the eyes as well as blurred vision due to the cataract itself.

We can diagnose and examine short-sightedness by performing a comprehensive eye examination which includes a refraction assessment and an eye health exam.

The most appropriate treatment option for you will depend on several factors. These include:

  • Your exact spectacle prescription
  • The precise clinical examination findings,
  • Your age
  • Your job
  • Your hobbies
  • If you have any other eye conditions or issues

Depending on the outcome of your examination we will consider the following treatments:

  • Laser vision correction
  • Phakic lens implant
  • SMILE
  • Refractive lens exchange with a choice of lens implant options

I’ve been told that I’m not suitable for laser correction. Can something else be done?

A thorough examination and further testing will allow appropriate recommendations be made. This may be that no treatment is undertaken, or alternatives to laser may be discussed.

I have myopia in both eyes but a cataract in only one eye. Can the cataract be treated?

Yes, the cataract can be treated. Afterwards, if you feel an imbalance between the eyes, it may be necessary to perform a lens exchange operation for the second eye in order to restore the balance of the eyes.

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WHO WE SERVE

If you can see yourself below, then we can help you

You’re over 45 and would love to read again without glasses

Unfortunately, reading glasses or varifocals get in the way of many of the things you most enjoy. Yes, spectacles help, but they are annoying little appendages that you lose or must clean to see clearly.

If you feel annoyed, anxious and limited by reading glasses or varifocal spectacles, we can help. Don’t let your favourite hobbies become tiring chores.

Be free from reading specs for good. Experience the liberation from squinting and headaches that you might have already begun to accept as part of life.

Instead, look forward to enjoying everything that your vision has to offer. Whether you enjoy reading, gardening, or the great outdoors, everything looks better when your eyes see as young as you feel.

Get a new lease on life. Contact us today and take the first step towards a better life.

Your vision is yellowing, duller, and cataracts are forming. You feel like your eyes are letting you down

The effect on your life can vary from being slightly frustrating, through to significantly affecting your ability to function independently, or even causing a devastating reduction in vision.

Before you developed cataracts, you were living a full life. You may enjoy the outdoors, have indoor hobbies or enjoy travelling. Or, perhaps you have finished working and are now taking the time to enjoy everything you may have missed when you were busy making a living.

Sadly, your eyes now dull the shine of life’s beautiful landscape. The trees, the flowers and even the sky don’t seem as bright as they used to look.

Get your life back without the compromise. Experience what life used to look like. Even better, if you’ve worn glasses or contact lenses, discover the incredible once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that modern cataract surgery affords.

WHAT OUR PATIENTS SAY

We treat patients from all across Wales

“I would like to thank you most sincerely for the laser surgery you performed to improve my eyesight. It really has improved the quality of my life and I feel like a new person.”
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R M, Refractive Surgery

“I was given a choice of lenses and detailed information before making my decision. I am now able to drive and read without glasses. It was entirely painless and the care I received before and after the procedures was excellent.”
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Mrs. B R, Intraocular Lens

“I was very impressed with the preop eye assessment and the consultation by Mr Muhtaseb explaining the options properly, sensibly and in detail focusing on my individual situation. Surgery (PRK) went well, and the results are excellent.”
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Dr. C E, Laser Refractive Surgery

“My vision is really clear. I easily read the Sunday paper without glasses the day after my surgery.”
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M B, Lens Exchange

“A very grateful thank you to you and your team for the operations that have enhanced my sight so much. It is a wonderful feeling to have my confidence back both in walking and driving”
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Mrs. F L, Cornea

“Many thanks to ‘The No. 1 Medic’.”
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Dr. A E, Intraocular Lens

“Thank you so much, you’ve changed my life forever.”
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J E, LASIK

“Mr Mutaseb and his team were very professional , friendly and reassuring and held a no hassle policy on having to follow through with any procedure for laser correction. The procedure could not have run smoother and the after care was excellent.”
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Mr. C P, LASIK

“I am very happy with Mr Muhtaseb’s professional, detailed and careful approach to my surgery. I have had successful surgery and am very happy with the result. This has been a life changing surgery for me.”
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Professor H J, Refractive Surgery

“Thank you for all that you have done. I would not have gone through it without the complete trust I have in you. Thanks again.”
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Mrs. S G, Multifocal Intraocular Lens

“It’s fantastic. I feel like a new person.”
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D R, Refractive Lens Exchange

“Thank you for taking such good care of me during my LASIK surgery – I was terrified! I am so pleased with the outcome, which was pretty much instant – it has made such a difference to my life not having to wear glasses all the time.”
★★★★★

Mrs. A L, LASIK

“Many thanks to you and your team for all the kindness, care and expertise shown to me when having my cataracts removed. It is lovely to have a new lease of life.”
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Mrs. R B, Cataracts

“I can’t thank you enough for the gift your ability as a surgeon has given me. I am like a child with a wonderful new toy. I can see the world anew.”
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Mrs. A D, Refractive Lens Exchange

“I’m amazed at how much I can see.”
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C H, Multifocal Lens

“I made my highest break in years last week. It was 137!”
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Anonymous, Multifocal Piggyback Lens
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Take the first step to understand your unique cataract surgery options

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I’ll see you before treatment to ensure you’re a good candidate and treat you at one of my facilities in South Wales.

Revitalise your eyes

I’ll supervise your aftercare as you begin to experience a life free of cataracts and glasses and contact lenses.

COMMON QUESTIONS

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FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT LENS REPLACEMENT

Educate yourself further about lens replacement by reading the links below

The NHS has compared laser eye surgery and lens replacement, and is worth a look. Click here for more information.

This 12-page guide provides you with the benefits of refractive lens exchange, as well as the risks and alternatives. Click here for more information.

Presbyopia is a condition that can make patients undergo a lens replacement – but what exactly is it? Click here for more information.

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ABOUT THE EXPERT

Prof Mohammed Muhtaseb, FRCOphth

Consultant Cornea, Cataract and Refractive Surgeon

iLase is the private practice of Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, Prof Mohammed Muhtaseb. Based in South Wales, he is one of the very few ophthalmologists working in the UK who is a fellowship-trained specialist in Cornea, Cataract and Refractive Surgery. He holds full specialist registration with the General Medical Council and was appointed as a Consultant in the NHS in 2006.

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